The Bridge Project will be featured in a video segment on Fox 31 News this coming Sunday, June 14, at 9:00 p.m. The video is part of a DU series called “Transforming Passion into Purpose.” The story focuses on our Westwood educator, Dianna, and her Bridge Story.
The Bridge Project strives to help children and youth living in Denver's public housing neighborhoods to achieve their academic potential and graduate from high school with the resources necessary to succeed as adults.
STUDENT SUCCESS STORY
Billy Tran has been one of the faces of the Bridge Project for over fifteen years and a role model for our younger students. Billy’s family moved from Vietnam when he was quite young, with hopes of building a successful life for their son. With no English skills, Billy entered a world of foreign language and customs with a determination to learn. As a 7 years old, living with his family in the South Lincoln Public Housing Developments, Billy joined the Bridge Project and participated in homework help, reading, and outdoor leadership to name a few. When he was 13, he was too young to participate on the Tech Team, but instead of giving up, Billy begged to be a part of the program and volunteered as a tech team member for a year until he was old enough to get paid. Billy went on to graduate from high school and then the University of Colorado with a B.S. degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Next fall, Billy will join the newest class in the University of Colorado’s medical school. Billy is the bearer of strong integrity, passion for his community and a vision for his future and our future. We could not be more proud of what Billy has accomplished and that he is a graduate of the Bridge Project.